Living in a Man's World: Women of Saudi Arabia and the U.S. Military
The role of women in society, or lack thereof, has become progressively more prominent in numerous communities throughout the world. Traditions and cultural conventions are on the hot seat for questionings as modernity takes a toll on such dictates of conscience. Be that as it may, even the most modern of countries deal with rape, sexual assault and other gender crimes.
The dubiousness of gender equality has been contested, disputed and unresolved for generations. Although the rise of feminism and human rights organizations developed in recent decades, there seems to be a worldly divide amongst the nations. From the reserved woman of Saudi Arabia to the intrepid woman of the United States military, male prerogative and gender inequality exists and is thriving amongst the two cultures. Although there are cultural, ethical and contextual differences, Saudi women and United States military women are fundamentally homogenous in their political impositions.
Historically, the United States has challenged gender discrimination at a much more aggressive pace than fellow patronymic societies. Attributable to the push for equality, many Americans claim an equitable resolution has been made. Voting rights, employment and overall women’s liberties have significantly improved over the last decade. However, it is evident that the United States is not an egalitarian society as demonstrated in economic, social and political statistics.
"When women and men enjoy the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of society, including economic participation and decision-making, and when the different behaviors, aspirations and needs of women and men are equally valued and favored."
Department of Justice and Equality